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Chip N Dip Trays For The Holidays
I don't know about you but I love a good chip and dip combo when our family and friends gather for the holidays. It seems as though a group always gathers around the chip and dip bowl to catch up on what's been happening.
This year I plan on having several new trays conveniently located for those conversations to take place. How about you? Ready to learn how to make a cool new serving tray for those awesome dips you make?
Mind you... the server I'm about to show you is not glazed as it is "in-process." I think I will glaze it with Amaco Potter's Choice Deep Firebrick, since it matches my kitchen and I love it, but you'll have to decide how you want to finish yours off in the end...
Grab your coffee and follow me to the studio.
Let me start by telling you what I may be using to create this project...
- Clay - Amaco Mid/High Fire A-Mix Stoneware No. 11 - rolled to roughly 1/4" thickness
- 1 small bowl to form top layer (maybe)
- 1 large bowl to form the bottom (maybe)
- Pin tool
- Cardboard or posterboard for template, shaping, and support
- Rubber ribs of different sizes
- Heat gun or blow dryer
The first thing we need to do is determine size/shape and create a template. The possibilities are pretty much unlimited... do you want a round, oval, square, octogonal, etc... Whatever shape you choose make it your style.
For simplicity sake, and since the Holiday's are quickly approaching, I'm making a rectangular tray. I've created a template and rolled a slab of clay large enough to accomodate it.
By pulling up the sides and back, then using packing tape to secure it, I've created a unique shape.
Stay tuned for finished pictures!